Central Islip Woman Accused by SPCA of Starving, Neglecting Her Pit Bull


Dorothy Blue, 41, allegedly left her dog, King, tethered outdoors for extended periods with no food, water or shelter.

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Suffolk County SPCA arrested Dorothy Blue of Central Islip, 41, for animal cruelty.

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Central Islip, NY - November 15, 2018 - Detectives with the Suffolk County SPCA arrested a Central Islip woman and charged her with animal cruelty on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018.
Dorothy Blue, 41, was charged with cruelty to animals for failure to provide proper sustenance and multiple tethering charges for King, her 1 1/2 years old male Pit Bull. King was found to be underweight and tethered outdoors for longer than an hour with no food, water or shelter.  The dog was seized by SPCA and transported to Islip Animal Shelter.
Blue was transported to the 3rd Precinct where she was released on bail. Blue's next appearance in First District Court in Central Islip is  January 30, 2019.  
Chief Gross said that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in Suffolk County. If you witness any incident of animal cruelty or neglect in Suffolk County please contact the Suffolk County SPCA at (631) 382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
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